August 1, 2011: Chuck Gormley Joins Comcast SportsNet as Capitals Insider for Digital Media

August 1, 2011: Chuck Gormley Joins Comcast SportsNet as Capitals Insider for Digital Media
August 1, 2011, 6:53 pm
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CHUCK GORMLEY JOINS COMCASTSPORTSNET MID-ATLANTIC AS CAPITALS INSIDER FOR DIGITAL MEDIA
VETERAN HOCKEY REPORTERTO LEAD CAPITALS COVERAGE FOR CSNWASHINGTON.COMBethesda, Md. (Aug. 1, 2011) Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, the regions leading source for multi-platformsports coverage, has named veteran hockey writer Chuck Gormley to the positionof Capitals Insider, where he will serve as the primary reporter covering theWashington Capitals for CSNwashington.com and the networks entire digital mediaportfolio. An experienced journalistwith more than two decades of experience as a hockey beat reporter, Gormley willprovide comprehensive daily coverage of the Washington Capitals and National Hockey League across the networks websites, mobile platforms and social media outlets. The veteran sportswriter willalso contribute to Comcast SportsNets extensive on-air coverage of the Capitalswithin its news and entertainment programming. He is scheduled to assume his new role prior to the team's training camp in September.Chucks considerable talentas a writer and extensive experience on a high-profile NHL beat make him theideal person to lead our digital coverage of the Washington Capitals and theNHL, said Comcast SportsNet Vice President of Digital Media Mark Lapidus. Theaddition of a journalist of this caliber demonstrates our commitment tohigh-quality digital content and confirms our place as the regions top sourcefor multi-platform sports coverage.Gormley joins ComcastSportsNet after spending the past 23 seasons covering the Philadelphia Flyers andthe NHL for the South Jersey Courier-Post. During his more than two decades asa hockey writer, he has covered more than 1,000 NHL games, including the Flyerstrips to the Stanley Cup Finals in 1997 and 2010. In addition to his full-timehockey coverage, he regularly wrote non-hockey related sports columns, featuresand enterprise reporting for the daily newspaper.As a leading authority onthe Flyers and the NHL, Gormley has also been a regular contributor for avariety of national web sites, including NBCSports.com and NHL.com, and hasbeen featured regionally on Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia and CSNPhilly.com. Herecently authored a Flyers-themed book, Orange,Black & Blue: The Greatest Philadelphia Flyers Stories Ever Told, and hasmaintained his own hockey blog at ChucksPuck.com.Gormley has earned numerousawards and honors throughout his career as a sportswriter. He captured the top awardsfor daily sports coverage from the Philadelphia Press Association in 1997 and2004 and finished third in that category in 2004. Special Olympics New Jerseyhonored him with their outstanding media award for his coverage of their eventsin 2007 and he was a regular recipient of Courier-Post employee honors.Prior to joining theCourier-Post in 1988, Gormley spent time with the Delaware County Daily Timesand the Main Line Times sports departments, serving as an editor and reporter.He is a graduate of Millersville University in Pennsylvania.Gormley joinsan experienced and talented staff of reporters and producers that provide full-timecoverage of the regions teams for Comcast SportsNets digital properties. Hisaddition along with those of Nationals Insider Mark Zuckerman and Redskins Blogger Rich Tandler earlier this year represents the continued growth of the networks digital media which, combinedwith its extensive television news, entertainment and live-game programming,provides fans with the regions most comprehensive multi-platform sports coverage.